Sunday night racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway saw two features run, before Mother Nature intervened.
As a result, races for the Modified, Sportsman, and Pro Stock classes will go on June 10.
June 3 Mini Stock results (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, KARL POTVIN, YANIK POTVIN, CHRIS JAMES, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, JUSTIN JODOIN, MARC DAGENAIS, PATRICE MONIERE, COREY GATES (DNS).
Empire Super Sprints (25 laps): JASON BARNEY, COLEMAN GULICK, MIKE MAHANEY, STEVE POIRIER, PAULIE COLIOGIVANNI, CHAD MILLER, PAUL KINNEY, DAVE AXTON, MITCH BROWN, BILLY VANINWEGEN, DAN DOUVILLE, JAKE BROWN, JORDAN POIRIER, SCOTT HOLCOMB, MATT BILLING, KELLY HEBING, MATT TANNER, JEFF COOK, DYLAN WESTBROOK, CHRIS JONES, DYLAN SWIERNIK, PARKER EVANS, BRETT WRIGHT, SHAWN DONATH, YAN BILODEAU.
Here are the final results from feature races held May 27 at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.
Modified (30 laps): KAYLE ROBIDOUX, LOUIE JACKSON, CAREY TERRANCE, J-F CORRIVEAU, MARIO CLAIR, KYLE DINGWALL, JOEY LADOUCEUR, TYLER GIVOGUE, LEE LADOUCEUR, STEVE MORRIS, MARC THERRIEN, BRIAN MCDONALD, DANY GAGNE, KEVIN HAMEL, COREY WHEELER, CHRIS RAABE.
Sportsman (25 laps): THOMAS COOK, TRISTAN DRAPER, ADAM ROZON, SHANE PECORE, RICKY THOMPSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, BILLY COOK, KURTIS CAYER, PASCAL RACETTE, DELBERT LEGROW, EMMANUEL ST-DENIS, DEREK RYDERMAN, JUNIOR DELORMIER, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BOB RAY, JASON ROSE, MOISE PAGE, GREG EZARD.
Pro-Stock (25 laps): JOCELYN ROY, CD BEAUCHAMP, DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, JEFFREY LAPALME, ROCH AUBIN, MARC LALONDE, JOCELYN CHICOINE, GUY VIENS, RILEY MCMONAGLE, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, KODY KELLY, GILLES GODARD.
Mini-Stock (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, KARL POTVIN, MARC DAGENAIS, CHRIS JAMES, KEVIN SABOURIN, JUSTIN JODOIN, GUILLAUME DAOUST, PATRICE MONIERE, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, COREY GATES.
Capping off a busy two days of racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Monday, Martin Pelletier was victorious in the opening stage of the Race for the Cure series for Sportsman class cars.
The May 21 slate also featured a 40-lap Modified event, the Eastern Ontario Vintage Club, and the Mini-Stock division.
In the Race for the Cure, Shane Pecore wasted no time and took the lead on the initial green of the 100-lap feature ahead of Gabriel Cyr and James Friesen. With 5 laps in, Tristan Draper found an opening on the top side to move into second, with Cyr in third.
Pecore got caught up in heavy traffic on lap 15, as he moved away from the rest of the field. Martin Pelletier made his way to the top 3 with 20 laps completed. The first 29 laps were run on green conditions when Cedric Gauvreau and Gabriel Cyr got together in turn 3.
The race resumed on lap 40, with Pecore remaining in the lead, though Draper stayed close. At the halfway point, Pecore led Draper, Pelletier, Johnathon Ferguson, and Friesen for the top 5.
While Pecore separated himself from the field, Pelletier and Draper had a good battle for second with 57 laps completed, with Pelletier having the edge. Heavy traffic was a factor as the leaders got close together, with Pelletier on the bumper of Pecore, and Ferguson now running in third.
Ferguson charged into second ahead Pelletier on lap 77. Pecore kept his distance from the rest of the field being meticulous in the traffic as the laps clicked down.
The final laps were spectacular as Pecore and Ferguson raced hard and got together, with Pecore remaining in the lead until the end.
When the race was over, the race director penalized Pecore, pushing him to third and giving the win to Pelletier, with Ferguson finishing second
In the special 40-lap Modified feature, invader Tim Fuller grabbed the lead, with Carey Terrance taking second in front of Alexandria's Chris Raabe, as the first 13 laps were in the books quickly.
On a restart. Terrance used the top side to get by Fuller in front of the flag stand, on lap 16. At halfway point, Terrance was first with Fuller and Raabe close behind. Lap traffic was a factor for the leaders, as Fuller was on the back bumper of Terrance. He used a lap car to slip by Terrance on lap 30, as Raabe remained in the mix in the last few laps. Fuller resisted and captured the feature, his first at Cornwall and fourth of the season on the DIRTcar circuit.
The Mini-Stock class had a 15-lap feature event on Monday. Marc Dagenais had the strongest car of the field, as he took the lead and never looked back, going on to capture his first feature race of the season, in front of Karl Potvin and Skylar Ladouceur.
The vintage club saw Josh Powers prevail in an exciting 20-lap event over Corey Winters.
May 21 results
Race for the Cure Sportsman Series (100 laps): MARTIN PELLETIER, JOHNATHON FERGUSON, SHANE PECORE, JAMES FRIESEN, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, MOISE PAGE, FRED GAMACHE, ROBERT DELORMIER, DAN FERGUSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, ADAM ROZON, DEVIN WILLIS, DELBERT LEGROW, JESSE HUDSON, TRISTAN DRAPER, THOMAS COOK, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, MIKE STACEY, MICHAEL RICHARD, RYAN STABLER, KURTIS CAYER, DAVID LAPOINTE, RICKY THOMPSON, BOB RAY, JARRETT HERBISON, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, PATRICK PICOTIN, ALEX LAJOIE, JASON SHIPCLARK, GABRIEL CYR.
Modified (30 laps): TIM FULLER, CAREY TERRANCE, CHRIS RAABE, KYLE DINGWALL, COREY WHEELER, J-F CORRIVEAU, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, JOEY LADOUCEUR, DANY GAGNE, TYLER GIVOGUE, BRIAN MCDONALD, MARIO CLAIR, YAN BUSSIERE, DANY BILODEAU, KEVIN HAMEL, LOUIE JACKSON, MICHAEL PARENT, LEE LADOUCEUR, STEVE MORRIS, MARC THERRIEN.
Mini-Stock (15 laps).
MARC DAGENAIS, KARL POTVIN, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, CHRIS JAMES, GUILLAUME DAOUST, PATRICE MONIERE, JUSTIN JODOIN, MATTHEW MOORE, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, YANIK POTVIN (DNS)
May 20 results
Canadian Nationals Modified Series (100 laps): STEVE BERNARD, CAREY TERRANCE, BRIAN MCDONALD, LUKE WHITTEKER, CHRIS RAABE, MICHAEL PARENT, DANY GAGNE, JORDAN MCCREADIE, DAVID HEBERT, KYLE DINGWALL, STEVE BERNIER, COREY WHEELER, KEVIN POITRAS, TYLER MEEKS, MATHIEU BOISVERT, STEVE MORRIS, TYLER GIVOGUE, PATRICK BEAUMIER, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU LARAMEE, ALAN THERRIEN, J-F CORRIVEAU, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, MARC THERRIEN, LOUIE JACKSON, MARIO CLAIR, KEVIN HAMEL, TIM O'BRIEN, DANY BILODEAU, ALEX THERRIEN, YAN BUSSIERE, SEBASTIEN FOURNIER.
Sportsman (25 laps): SHANE PECORE, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, DAVID ROGERS, ALEX LAJOIE, TRISTAN DRAPER, JAMES FRIESEN, RICKY THOMPSON, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, GABRIEL CYR, DEVIN WILLIS, MOISE PAGE, DELBERT LEGROW, JESSE HUDSON, DEREK CRYDERMAN, JOHN MILLS, EVAN RACINE, PASCAL RACETTE, SEBASTIEN BOURQUE, SCOTT MCGILL, KURTIS CAYER, THOMAS COOK, DAVID LAPOINTE, ADAM ROZON, BOB RAY, ERIC LAPOINTE, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BENJAMIN CARTIER, DALE GIFFORD, TOM JOCK III, GORDON CLAIR.
Pro-Stock (25 laps): JOCELYN ROY, STEPHANE LEBRUN, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, JEFFREY LAPALME, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, KODY KELLY, GILLES GODARD, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, RILEY MCMONAGLE, KEVIN FETTERLY JR.
Mini-Stock (15 laps): KARL POTVIN, MARC DAGENAIS, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, TYLER FRENCH, MATTHEW MOORE, CHRIS JAMES, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, GUILLAUME DAOUST, DAVID ARBUTHNOT, PAUL HURFORD, JUSTIN LEROUX, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, YANIK POTVIN, PATRICE MONIERE, COREY GATES, JUSTIN JODOIN.
– files from Martin Bélanger
With just over a month until the start of the 2018 season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, it's a good time to preview the regular divisions.
Great things are expected this year in the entry-level Mini-Stock class, with 13 to 15 drivers scheduled to be at the track on a regular basis.
Marc Dagenais: The 2017 track champion will be back to defend his crown. The big guy will be looking at having an even better season this year, having captured 5 event wins in 2016.
Mike Gaucher: The veteran runner is expected to be back competing at the speedway. He's always one to watch, taking 3 wins last season.
Francis Desjardins: After finishing third in the points in 2016, Desjardins will be looking to challenge again for the title. He acquired a new car for this year and will look to collect a few wins in the process. Desjardins came close on several occasions last summer, with numerous second-place finishes.
Alexis Charbonneau: The French-speaking driver has committed again for 2018. Charbonneau enjoys the competition in Cornwall, and he is always one to watch. He finished fourth in the points last season. Expect the bright orange #49 car amongst the front five on many occasions.
Karl Potvin: The rookie of the year made his mark last season by finishing fifth in the points, collecting one feature win and being frequently in the front pack. Potvin will look to move up the ranks in the division this year.
Skylar Ladouceur: Ladouceur did well last season, finishing in sixth. He will be sporting a new number for the upcoming year with two cars at his disposal. Race fans can also expect to see a father-and-son duo in action on some occasions, with dad Terry also taking the wheel.
Drivers such as Corey Gates, Patrice Moniere, Justin Jodoin, Richard Thornton, and Dylan Kirkland who all ran part of the schedule in 2016 have committed to be at the Cornwall track every Sunday evening this year. Veteran racer Chris James is also making his return to competition. Others such as Justin Leroux, Dominick Merckley, and Tyler French are expected to run in a few events as well.
– files from Martin Bélanger
The Big Blocks visited the Cornwall Motor Speedway last Sunday, capping off the 2017 racing season for the area's track.
Tim O’Brien and Keith Flach led the field of 30 cars to the green, when Steve Bernard slowed the group on the initial lap and yellow lights were out. Flach took first as racing continued, with Peter Britten and O’Brien colliding on lap 7.
Flach remained in front, with Larry Wight moving up to second and O’Brien bringing another caution on lap 21. Wight was quick on the restart to seize the lead over Flach on lap 25, as Billy Decker followed suit two laps later. Wight had Decker as a dancing partner, as Decker then grabbed the first position, while Matt Sheppard moved up to third.
Decker pulled away from the field as Wight, Sheppard, Flach, and Alexandria's Chris Raabe were the top 5 when the race reached the halfway point.
The leaders got into heavy traffic with 60 laps in the books. Cornwall Speedway track champion Chris Raabe slowed, and caution was out on lap 72. Decker remained the top man, however, as the battle continued for second spot. Sheppard was able to pass Wight for the position on lap 81 and set his sights on Decker. Lap traffic helped Sheppard, as he closed in on Decker with 10 laps to go. Sheppard used the inside lane and surprised the leader on lap 92. The drivers challenged each other the rest of the way, but Sheppard stayed in front to garner win #10 on the tour in 2017.
The Sept. 20 issue of The Glengarry News includes more racing news.
The Cornwall Motor Speedway will cap off the 2017 season with a pair of great shows, the first of which will hit the track this Sunday.
One of the most popular events of the season is set for the afternoon of Sept. 10, with the Fireball Enduro taking over the speedway.
Registration of cars will be done on two days, starting Saturday from noon until 4 pm, and continuing on Sunday from 8 am until the start of racing action at 2 pm.
Pit gates will open at 8 am at a cost of $20, and general admission will open at noon at a cost of $13 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. Racing will start at 2 pm.
The race season will then officially conclude a week later (Sept. 17), with the Super DIRTcar Big Block Series completing the remake race.
Matt Sheppard has been the man to beat on the tour, trying to erase the deficit created by his two-race absence earlier in the season. Sheppard has won six of the last seven events. The tour has a busy month of September, travelling to Quebec this weekend and then to Brewerton, Mohawk, and Cornwall. Along with the 100-lap Modified, 50-lap Sportsman and 35-lap Pro-Stocks races will also be on the card.
Hot laps are scheduled to start at 4 pm, with time trials and heat racing to start at approximately 4:30 pm. The pit gates will open at noon with a cost of $45, and the general admission will open at 1:30 pm with a cost of $35 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $5 for kids 16 years old and under.
– with files from Martin Bélanger